In 2014, the Maeght Foundation invites all art lovers to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. Fifty years of shared passion with artists and audiences around the world in the service of creation.
For its major summer exhibition, the Maeght Foundation chose to pay tribute to the works in the spirit of a very unique face to face encounter, enhanced by the pure, luminous architecture of the Fondation Maeght.
This exhibition will be dedicated to both the "masterpieces" and more original works as a testimony to the visionary choices of Aimé Maeght and his team. Some one hundred works will recall this process. Valerio Adami, Pierre Alechinsky, Jean (Hans) Arp, Francis Bacon, Miquel Barceló, Jean Bazaine, Pierre Bonnard, Georges Braque, Pol Bury, Alexander Calder, Pier Paolo Calzolari, César, Marc Chagall, Eduardo Chillida, Christo, Marco Del Re, André Derain, Otto Dix, Jean Dubuffet, François Fiedler, Sam Francis, Lucian Freud, Joan Gardy-Artigas, Gérard Garouste, Gérard Gasiorowski, Alberto Giacometti, Hans Hartung, Fabrice Hyber, Vassily Kandinsky, Ellsworth Kelly, Zoltan Kemeny, Wifredo Lam, Fernand Léger, Richard Lindner, Luigi Mainolfi, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Joan Mitchell, Bernard Moninot, Jacques Monory, Paul Rebeyrolle, Germaine Richier, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Nicolas De Staël, Saul Steinberg, Pierre Tal Coat, Antoni Tàpies, Djamel Tatah, Raoul Ubac, Bram Van Velde, Bernar Venet.
Painters and sculptors collaborated with the Catalan architect Josep Lluís Sert, creating works which were integrated into the building and the surrounding natural environment: the Giacometti courtyard, the Miró labyrinth with its sculptures and ceramics, the mosaic murals of Chagall and Tal Coat, Braque’s pond and stained glass window and Bury’s fountain. Indoor and outdoor spaces link up with each other through the sculpture garden, the courtyards, terraces and patios. The Maeght Foundation is already famous for its architecture and gardens; it is also home to one of Europe’s richest collections of modern and contemporary art. The greenery of its grounds makes the Maeght Foundation the ideal place to discover the great artists of our time.
Between two temporary exhibitions, some rooms can be closed to the public. The fee is reduced accordingly.